7 edition of The MP40 Submachine Gun found in the catalog.
March 15, 2001 by Zenith Press .
Written in English
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While the M3 was no more effective than the Tommy Gun, it was made primarily of stamped parts and welded together, and so, it could be produced much faster and at fraction of the cost of a Thompson. Alejandro has written over articles and over 25 books, including several for Osprey, and is a leading authority on Latin American subjects. The MP 18 remained in limited service with the German armed forces during the Second World Warspecifically with the Sicherheitsdienstlater eastern foreign divisions of the Waffen SS and also with Kriegsmarine coastal artillery units. The author lives in Tampa, FL. In his opinion, an infantry weapon should have a range of at least to meters.
A pistol was useful in this respect, but it could only fire single shots and had to be frequently reloaded; moreover, it was not very accurate. This meant a soldier could carry more ammunition, the weapon could be shorter, lighter and with less recoil. In fact, German weapons designer Hugo Schmeisser had no part in the design or manufacture of the MP40, except for a patent on the magazine. The influence of the MP5 is both technical and tactical. Interesting weapons, including the prop, will be sent to the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.
Another shows an original box of 15 cartridges for the Sturmgewehr. The Bergmann MP 18 was the world's first practical submachine gun The Germans initially used heavier versions of the P08 pistol equipped with a detachable stock, larger-capacity snail- drum magazine and a longer barrel. The MP 18 remained in limited service with the German armed forces during the Second World Warspecifically with the Sicherheitsdienstlater eastern foreign divisions of the Waffen SS and also with Kriegsmarine coastal artillery units. Solidly built with the use of brass for the magazine well, and a bayonet mount, it entered service in As such, they were widely distributed. An open-bolt, blowback-operated weapon with a single-feed round magazine offering fully automatic fire only and a patented telescoping return spring guide that served as a pneumatic recoil buffer, Geipel and Vollmers MP 38 drew upon earlier prototypes such as the VMP and MP 36, as well as the EMP 35, another Erma design that was widely exported and saw combat in the Spanish Civil War.
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Name[ edit ] There are some inconsistencies in the classification of submachine guns. Another problem was that the magazine was also sometimes misused as a handhold. The MP5 is also one of the most widely used submachine guns in the world,  having been adopted by 40 nations and numerous military, law enforcement, intelligence, and security organizations.
More than 25, were produced, until the Treaty of Versailles banned production of military SMG in However, the Thompson was still expensive and slow to produce. Although the MP 40 was generally reliable, a major weakness was its round magazine.
Of all infantry weapons conceived during the 20th century, few were as important as the submachine gun, a weapon designed specifically for close-quarter combat.
German soldier with an MP 40 on the Eastern Front, The police recovered a total of weapons during the amnesty period, which ran from November 13 to November Unlike the double-column, dual-feed magazine insert found on the Thompson M variants, the MP 40 used a double-column, single-feed insert. The original MP A less powerful round bullet could be used.
Photographs are used to illustrate the process of stripping a MP40, and each inidividual component is show, allowing a thorough examination of the weapon. The troops needed sniper rifles and fast-firing machineguns, such as the recently introduced MG42, and not weapons for an intermediate cartridge.
Although the MP5 normally comes with a flash suppressor, it is designed so that various others accessories including blank training device, grenade launcher, suppressor, etc.
The Suomi was used in combat until the end of the Lapland warwas widely exported  and remained in service to the late s. An attempt to modify existing semi-automatic pistols, specifically the Luger and C96 Mauser failed, as accurate aimed fire in full automatic mode was impossible due to their light weight and high rate of fire of 1, rounds per minute.
After World War II[ edit ] After World War II, "new submachine gun designs appeared almost every week to replace the admittedly rough and ready designs which had appeared during the war. The MP40 on the other hand used aluminum, plastic and stamped sheet metal. The new infantry assault tactics developed in the latter part of World War I called for a high degree of individual firepower at close range to use in clearing the trenches.
The submachine-gun concept had its origins in the trenches of World War I, as German designers sought to develop a new weapon that utilized pistol ammunition to deliver devastating bursts of automatic fire at close ranges. German soldiers were trained to grasp either the handhold on the underside of the weapon or the magazine housing with the supporting hand to avoid feed malfunctions.
This has allowed the creation of an entire system based on the MP5 for use in hostage rescue or other precise shooting situations. This weapon shot from a standard round box magazine and the caliber was the standard 9x19mm Parabellum.
The massively influential Bergmann MP 18, the worlds first purpose-built machine pistol submachine gunspearheaded the German assaults of and, although the Treaty of Versailles banned the study and manufacture of light automatic weapons in Germany, weapons designers like Berthold Geipel and Heinrich Vollmer of Erfurter Maschinenfabrik Erma covertly continued to innovate in this field.
It was widely used in combat by the Freikorps Von Epp against the Spartacus League in Bavaria and by other Freikorps in Berlin, where its efficiency in urban combat was demonstrated. TOP15 e-Books:.Jul 20, · Nazi Germany's MP 38 and MP 40 submachine guns are among World War II's most recognizable weapons.
Portable and with folding stocks, both were widely issued to airborne troops and became the hallmark of Germany's infantry section and platoon leaders. Aug 02, · In this extended look we show you more of the rifles, sub-machine guns, and squad-based light machine guns, including full auto firing demonstrations.
The MP. The MP 40 (Maschinenpistole 40) was a submachine gun chambered for the 9×19mm Parabellum cartridge. It was developed in Germany and used extensively by. The MP40 9mm Parabellum submachine gun with stock extended.
Inthe Germans introduced the 9 mm Parabellum MP38 during the invasion of Poland. However, the MP38 production was still just starting and only a few thousand were in service at the time. Feb 22, · Sincethe Thompson Submachine Gun board at the top of this website has led the way on identification and awareness of reproduction accessories.
This new forum is intended as a place to discuss, vet, debate, and document any firearm or accessory that is possibly fake, reproduction, or whatever term is preferred.
Sep 23, · The MP40 or Machine Pistol had a low rate of fire, was very light but also pact a heavy punch. This is what made it the primary gun for the Axis force in world war II.